Zerocalcare in Naples to present and sign the new book No Sleep Till Shengal

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Zerocalcare, the famous Roman cartoonist who also created his own Netflix series, Tear Along the Edges, wrote one new graphic novel which will be released throughout Italy on 4 October 2022. Is titled No Sleep Till Shengal.

On the occasion of the publication of the comic book, Zerocalcare will make a presentation tour and sign copies all over the country, including a Napoli. In our city we can meet him at the Foqus Foundation in the Spanish Quarter on Wednesday 12 October 2022.

What the new book by Zerocalcare is about

No Sleep Till Shengal tells his story experience in Iraq in Spring 2021, period during which Zerocalcare visited the Ezida community of Shengal, continuously threatened by international tensions e protected by Kurdish militias. In the graphic novel he shows us the living conditions and the struggle of this people, also recalling the experience told in Kobane Calling to meomria.

The journey was of course very complicated because in most cases there Italian delegation was rejected at the check points controlled by the political and military forces that have divided control of Iraqi territory.

With No Sleep Till Shengal we fully enter a critical geopolitical moment in which there are many attempts to resistance against daily acts of terrorism.

Detail of No Sleep Till Shengal
Detail of No Sleep Till Shengal

The program of the meeting and how to book

Here are the ways to book photocopies and drawings on the new book:

  • from 15 to 19: signature-copies with sketch at Foqus - Fondazione Quartieri Spagnoli (via Via Portacarrese in Montecalvario). Access is via pass to be collected at the Feltrinelli bookshop in Piazza dei Martiri from the opening of the store on 12 October. Passes are limited in number so they will be delivered until sold out. It will be possible to collect ONLY ONE pass per person. The sketch passes do not give access to the 21pm chat. For the sketches you can ask for a character of the cast of the Zerocalcare books.
  • 19 pm: chat and signature-copies to follow at Foqus - Fondazione Quartieri Spagnoli (via Via Portacarrese in Montecalvario). Access to chat and copy-signing only by booking. Reservations open on 22 September at 9 am. The chat will begin at 19pm, followed by the copy-signature. To give the author the opportunity to meet as many people as possible, it will not be possible to make requests for specific drawings or characters.

Information on the meeting with Zerocalcare


12 October 2022


Foqus Foundation, Via Portacarrese in Montecalvario, 69, 80134 Naples NA


free, by reservation


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Cover photo source: No Sleep Till Shengal

  • Where: Foqus Foundation
  • When: Wednesday 12 October 2022, from 15:00
  • Price: the event is free
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